Edinburgh Life

Archived since November / December 2013

44 issues

There is nowhere quite like Edinburgh. Its heady mix of history, heritage architecture, the professions, art, literature, museums, theatre, festivals, sporting prowess, the geography and the topography, its people, their interests and where they live…the list goes on and on.

Yet it is a sad truism that for many who are indigenous to an area, that same area, if not a closed book to them, has few of its chapters read.

It is so easy to miss, dismiss or overlook the intrinsic beauty of the familiar and the commonplace as we negotiate life’s hurly-burly.

Edinburgh Life strives to put that right. Each issue celebrates the myriad facets of our capital city and its environs, inviting a closer appreciation and sometimes proffering an alternative and surprising aspect of the place we think we know so well.

Edinburgh Life is for those who enjoy the finer aspects of life, whether they cost money or perhaps just a bit of precious free time to enjoy.

Heritage, history, people, places, where to go, what to eat, what to do, where to meet. In short, there is something for everyone!

Latest issue

With lockdown measures easing, this issue is packed full of things you can read about, then go out and enjoy for yourself:

We take a walk around Ravelston Woods, taking in the festoons of bluebells, and examining the sandstone geology of the area.

We visit Newington Cemetery (or Necropolis, as it was originally called) which has some interesting ‘residents’ including Arnaud Massy, the first foreign golfer to win the British Open (in 1907).

Plus, there′s a host of beautiful private gardens across Edinburgh and the Lothians - reopening to the public- and we celebrate the Botanics′ history of collecting and cultivating Rhododendrons



All this plus the Art Deco beauty and history of St Andrew’s House on Regent Road, the strange case of Agnes King who died of arsenic poisoning in 1924, and some beautifully observed 1960s-80s monochrome images of Edinburgh residents.

This issue concludes with a tribute to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Subjects: Culture, Lifestyle

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There is nowhere quite like Edinburgh. Its heady mix of history, heritage architecture, the professions, art, literature, museums, theatre, festivals, sporting prowess, the geography and the topography, its people, their interests and where they live…the list goes on and on.

Yet it is a sad truism that for many who are indigenous to an area, that same area, if not a closed book to them, has few of its chapters read.

It is so easy to miss, dismiss or overlook the intrinsic beauty of the familiar and the commonplace as we negotiate life’s hurly-burly.

Edinburgh Life strives to put that right. Each issue celebrates the myriad facets of our capital city and its environs, inviting a closer appreciation and sometimes proffering an alternative and surprising aspect of the place we think we know so well.

Edinburgh Life is for those who enjoy the finer aspects of life, whether they cost money or perhaps just a bit of precious free time to enjoy.

Heritage, history, people, places, where to go, what to eat, what to do, where to meet. In short, there is something for everyone!

  • First Issue: November / December 2013
  • Latest Issue: May/ June 2021
  • Issue Count: 44
  • Published: Bi-monthly

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